I've played Football games for many years now from Football Manager games to FIFA/PES but I am looking at the offerings this year and am struggling to find a decent enough reason for buying FIFA 22.
I play on PC but EA deem the PC not capable enough of the PS5/XBox series features which I find kind of strange TBH.
I also only play career mode and the announcement of create a club really had my attention and coupled with that the rumour of the Vanarama league addition I was sold, I was even tempted to pre order, only tempted mind, lol.
Now we know the National League (Vanarama) is not in and Wrexham is in the ROW, no doubt to be used to replace teams that are relegated from League Two?
So EA expect me to shell out for a game with less features in it and a league that was hyped to be in it not making it. Create a club is a plus but like EA of old for every decent thing they add they seem to like taking away features as well.
Looking at the competition, PES, it doesn't look great if I'm being honest and they're version of cm won't be available until next year, WTF? It is free but why would I get a game I have no interest in playing until next year?
This has to be the first time I'm looking at not bothering to buy any Football games, can't say I'm that bothered. My version of FIFA 21 has all the latest kits, transfers, modded gameplay ETC. It isn't perfect but It gives me my football fix in ways FIFA 22 is not.
I mainly play player career and there's some new stuff there, but the lack of new content and removal of current content really rub me the wrong way.
I'm probably going to be relying on mods to come through to add the missing clubs and competitions
Something I would like to know is, has the tracking back by midfielders been fixed in FIFA 22? If it has then I can see that as a big selling point but then seeing is believing.
It’s exactly why hardly any effort goes into it. As long as people are spending 100’s/1000’s each, on packs (why you would be so stupid is beyond me) it’ll never change.
EA have basically been doing that anyway. Squad and kit updates have essentially been it for years
They put a lot of effort into Volta I guess... a game mode which has never interested me.
They really make all their money by turning the game into a casino via FUT. I don't know who that appeals to beyond kids ages 6-16, but it's extremely exploitative and a huge waste of time and money imo
HyperMotion looks cool (motion capture from a full 11x11 90-minute game), but unfortunately it's next-gen only.
Try dudes in their 30s and 40s wasting hundreds if not thousands on FUT.
You think 6-16 year olds even using mommy's credit card here or there are what brings home the bacon for EA?
Yes, I do. It's only <1% of players, called "whales" that spend that kind of money, usually rich latchkey kids whose parents throw money at them in place of actual parenting. You might find some other here are there that are actual adults but I doubt many of them spend more over the course of a year than what they paid for the original game, whereas these kids will easily spend thousands on their addiction.
Childhood used to be protected but no more it seems.
And the game still has age 3+ on it...